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Abstract

Reptile kidneys maintain a constant extracellular environment within the body. They excrete waste products, maintain normal concentrations of salt and water, regulate acid-base balance, and produce hormones and vitamins. The kidneys contain nephrons consisting of glomeruli designed to filter the...

Author(s)
Holz, P. H.
Publisher
Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, 2020, 23, 1, pp 103-114
Abstract

Many reptiles require ultraviolet-B radiation between 290 and 315 nm (UV-B) to synthesize vitamin D3 and process dietary calcium. In captivity, exposure to too little or too much UV-B can result in health problems such as metabolic bone disease. While it is recognized that UV-B is necessary to...

Author(s)
Edmonds, D.; Razaiarimahefa, T.; Kessler, E.; Goetz, M.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2018, 37, 6, pp 452-457
Abstract

Ultraviolet B radiation is recommended for captive reptiles to stimulate production of adequate levels of vitamin D; however, little is known regarding the vitamin D status in many free-ranging populations. Current reference ranges for vitamin D in eastern box turtles have not yet been established. ...

Author(s)
Watson, M. K.; Byrd, J.; Phillips, C. A.; Allender, M. C.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Pomona, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2017, 48, 3, pp 742-747
Abstract

Over the last 10 years, exotic animal clinical pathology has been evolving, improving health assessment in avian, mammal, fish, reptile, and amphibian patients. These advances are reviewed in this article. Species-specific reference intervals for blood parameters are becoming more available (eg,...

Author(s)
Alberton, S.; Vergneau-Grosset, C.; Summa, N.
Publisher
Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, 2019, 22, 3, pp 367-385
Abstract

A 6-year-old male leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) was presented with a 2-year history of recurrent dysecdysis involving the ocular surface of both eyes. Ophthalmic examination revealed ocular surface desiccation and multifocal superficial ulcerative keratitis with patchy remnants of retained ...

Author(s)
Munevar, C.; Moore, B. A.; Gleeson, M. D.; Ozawa, S. M.; Murphy, C. J.; Paul-Murphy, J. R.; Leonard, B. C.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2019, 22, 6, pp 928-932
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of and risk factors for ophthalmic disease in leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) evaluated at a veterinary teaching hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: 112 of 144 (78%) leopard geckos that were evaluated at a veterinary ...

Author(s)
Wiggans, K. T.; Guzman, D. S. M.; Reilly, C. M.; Vergneau-Grosset, C.; Kass, P. H.; Hollingsworth, S. R.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2018, 252, 3, pp 316-323
Abstract

Deficiency of vitamin D can contribute to health complications that present as metabolic bone disease. The aim of this small-scale study was to determine if a high UVb irradiance would affect an increase in plasma vitamin D3 concentrations in Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus). There have been...

Author(s)
Bos, J. H.; Klip, F. C.; Oonincx, D. G. A. B.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Pomona, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2018, 49, 3, pp 810-812
Abstract

Seven juvenile broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris), bred in captivity and subjected to a diet deficient in minerals and vitamins during the first months of life, developed intense cachexia and generalized loss of bone stiffness. In a histopathological evaluation, the proliferation of stellate ...

Author(s)
Gorza, L. L.; Nóbrega, Y. C.; Santos, R. V.; Flecher, M. C.; Sena, F. P.; Neves, D. N. S.; Souza, L. M.; Paz, J. S.; Souza, T. D.; Santos, M. R. D.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Aquaculture, 2020, 520,
Abstract

Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) are unique because hatchlings and pelagic juveniles are carnivorous, whereas later life stages become primarily herbivorous. Although this dietary shift is well understood, nutritional requirements at each developmental stage are not. Diet selection during...

Author(s)
Bloodgood, J. C. G.; Norton, T. M.; Hoopes, L. A.; Stacy, N. I.; Hernandez, S. M.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Pomona, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2019, 50, 1, pp 69-81
Abstract

In this case report, specific antivenin treatment for Viperidae snake envenomation in two cattle was defined for the first time. The diagnosis of snake envenomation was made according to the history and clinical findings. Clinical examination revealed systemic (tachycardia, dyspnea, cyanosis,...

Author(s)
Altuğ, N.; İșler, C. T.
Publisher
TÜBİTAK, Ankara, Turkey
Citation
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, 2019, 43, 4, pp 546-550

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